Sand Springs Makes Cuts To Teachers, Staff Due To Lack Of Funding

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 8:28 pm
By: News On 6

Sand Springs is the latest school to make cuts to teachers and staff, in anticipation of a major drop in state funding.

Superintendent Lloyd Snow said his district is losing teachers to job cuts, and others over the uncertainty of teaching in Oklahoma.

Monday night, the Sand Springs School Board voted to reduce staff for the fall.

The superintendent also said he's losing a good math teacher and coach who is moving to Texas for a $15,000 raise.

The new cuts made last night includes 21 teachers.

"About 30 administrators and support folks - some through retirement and resignations, but we're not refilling them. So we're talking about 51 fewer faces we'll have to provide services to our students," assistant superintendent Sherry Durkee said.

The current superintendent retires next month; he's one of the educators running for office hoping to turn around the budget problems for education.